Brazilian aquaculture exports fall for the first time in many years

Published Feb 3, 2023

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Sales volume decreased by 13% year on year, but the cost rose by 15%. “During the first half of the year, the country exported about 4,931 tons of aquaculture products worth $14.35 million, increasing shipments by 14% in volume and 100% in value, respectively,” the association said in a report.

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- However, we had a very slow second half of the year when exports fell significantly from 5,479 tons worth $13.48 million in the second half of 2021 to 3,561 tons worth $9.5 million in the second half of 2022 ". This drop has led to a decline in annual aquaculture sales in the country for the first time since at least 2018. Frozen whole fish exports accounted for the largest volumes in 2022 at 4,925 tons worth over $11.77 million, up 58% and 49% year-over-year. Sales of fresh and chilled fillets amounted to 1,057 tons worth $5.88 million (also up 12% and 25%, respectively, compared to the same period last year), sales of frozen fillets amounted to 765 tons worth $4.37 million (up by 101% and 97% compared to the same period last year). Overall, the decline in exports was mainly driven by lower sales of by-products, which declined by 51% and 49% to 1,359 tonnes worth US$1.16 million; whole, fresh or chilled fish, down 68% and 64% to 82 tons worth $241,196; and fish oil sales were ...
Source: Fishretail
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